The Master of Education in Educational Leadership, offered online, will help you advance in your career as an educational leader. Through comprehensive coursework, you will identify what effective school leadership looks like and how to achieve and sustain it. The primary knowledge-base for this program is the Interstate School Leaders Licensure (ISLLC) Standards. This program is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education to provide the Administration and Supervision pre-K-12 add-on endorsement for individuals who already hold a professional teaching license or pupil personnel license. Students seeking this endorsement for the purpose of obtaining principal or assistant principal positions are required to complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA). Presented from a Christian worldview, this M.Ed. degree is supported by award-winning faculty who are available online or on campus in Virginia Beach to help you.
Delivery Format: Online
Total Credit Hours Required: 37
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Focuses on the role of the school leader or educator as a consumer (basic, applied and orientational), a user (evaluation) and a producer (action) of educational research. As consumers, candidates learn how to identify, read, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, explain and apply quantitative, qualitative and mixed research. As users, candidates utilize descriptive statistics and data-driven decision making in problem-based learning applications. As producers, candidates follow the structure of a research proposal to develop competency with the literature, methods, designs and data analysis techniques germane to the field.
Focuses on the role of the school leader in the appropriate use of media/technology, including ethical and legal issues. Aligning with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, an emphasis will be on the school leader's use of educational technologies for the classroom (specifically planning, implementing, and monitoring for student achievement), data collection, information management, problem-solving, data-driven decision making, and communication. This course may be presented as one of a cluster of four courses in the summer residency. Cross-listed with EADM 632.
Focuses on the role of the school leader by preparing for state licensure as required by numerous states and measuring beginning educational leaders' understanding and knowledge of a broad range of job-related topics, including whether entry-level education leaders have the standards-relevant knowledge believed necessary for competent professional practice. A description of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, test-taking strategies, sample questions, annotated responses, and specific problems-based learning. Cross-listed with EADM 696.
For those who have not had prior experience in formal biblical and theological studies. Basic instruction in biblical and theological research methods at the beginning of your course of study. Offered through the library's biblical and theological librarian.
Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Note: A copy of current teaching license and three or more years of professional Pre-K-12 teaching experience (by the end of the program) required for the endorsement in Administration & Supervision K-12.
Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.
Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.
Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.
Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.
Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.
Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.
International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.
Step 3: Active Teaching License
Please send a copy of your active teaching license to email@example.com using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.
Step 4: Complete Your Admissions Survey
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. The admissions survey can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.
Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.
Background Check: Students in endorsement programs are required to complete a background check because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. Regent University School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more>>
Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.
Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is:
|Degree Level / Program||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|Master of Education (M.Ed.)||$575|
|Technology Fee||$300 per semester|
|Parking Fee (On-Campus Students)||$100 per semester|
|Council of Graduate Students Fee||$15 for spring & fall semester|
Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.
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